NHL Injury Updates
Craig Morgan: Niklas Hjalmarsson‘s agent on the surgery to repair the cracked/broken fibula: “He’s having a tough time with it, but it’s harder on the people around him than it is on him b/c I think he understands it’s early in the season & he’ll be ready to play when it matters.”
Buffalo Sabres: Forward Conor Sheary (upper-body) was on the ice practicing yesterday.
Sean Shapiro: Dallas Stars forward Corey Perry will be a game-time decision tonight.
Dana Wakiji: Detroit Red Wings Danny DeKeyser left their morning skate early.
- Dana Wakiji: DeKeyser tried to go in warmups wasn’t able to play.
Jack Harris: Los Angeles Kings coach Todd McLellan on Drew Doughty: “feels pretty good. That’s a good sign.”
Brooks Bratten: Nashville Predators forward Rocco Grimaldi returned from his lower-body injury.
Paul Skrbina of the Tennessean: Predators forward Filip Forsberg missed the final nine minutes of last night’s game and wasn’t around afterward.
“He left the bench to go get something looked at and he’s getting evaluated now,” Laviolette said afterward.
In the second period, he took a Mark Stone shoulder to the head.
Andrew Gross: New York Islanders forward Casey Cizikas is on the IR. Jordan Eberle and his lower-body injury didn’t practice yesterday. Andrew Ladd was in a no-contact jersey.
Pens Inside Scoop: Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jared McCann is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Pens Inside Scoop: Five injury Penguins: Evgeni Malkin, Bryan Rust, Nick Bjugstad, Jared McCann, and Alex Galchenyuk.
Kevin Kurz: San Jose Sharks Radim Simek didn’t have any setbacks in his recovery but it is taking longer than they expected. He could travel with the team on their five-game road trip – they leave on Monday.
Kevin Kurz: Sharks Marcus Sorensen was back skating with Joe Thornton yesterday which is a good side that he could return to the lineup tonight.
Thomas Drance: The Vancouver Canucks place Oscar Fantenberg on the IR and activate Tyler Motte.
Winnipeg Jets PR: Defenseman Anthony Bitetto left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.
Jamie Thomas: Bryan Little still had a no-contact jersey on yesterday.
- Scott Billeck: If Little feels good today he could lose the no-contact jersey and take part in the full practice. If that goes well he could be ready to return tomorrow.
Mitchell Clinton: Jets coach Paul Maurice said that Mark Letestu doesn’t have a concussion but is day-to-day.